How the Typical American Day Has Changed in the Last 15 Years

Socializing and communicating

2017

– Average time spent on activity: 1.84 hours/day (-5.2% 15-year change)

– Population engaged in activity: 35.7% (-11.2% 15-year change)

2003

– Average time spent on activity: 1.94 hours/day

– Population engaged in activity: 40.2%

It’s been proven time and again that smartphones affect the way we socialize and communicate. While smartphones are expanding our social networks, they tend to have negative effects on the depth and closeness of our relationships.

They often are used as substitutes for in-person interactions, which could contribute to the decrease in time spent socializing and the number of Americans who do it daily.

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